York County has 15 new cases of COVID-19, state reports 100 new deaths

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

York County has 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,028 since the outbreak began, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday.

At the state level, an additional 612 cases bumped the overall total to 72,894.

Meanwhile, officials reported there were 100 new deaths statewide, bringing the death toll to 5,667, health officials said. There were no new deaths reported in York County, leaving the toll at 26.

Approximately 399,361 patients have tested negative in Pennsylvania, including 14,364 in York County.

Drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing at WellSpan Family Medicine - Cape Horn in Windsor Township, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Candidates must be directed to the facility for testing by a physician prior to arrival. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths in Pennsylvania, health officials said.

The department provided this breakdown of ages for those who have tested positive:

  • Nearly 1% are age 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are age 5-12;
  • 2% are age 13-18;
  • Nearly 6% are age 19-24; 
  • 37% are age 25-49; 
  • Nearly 25% are age 50-64; and
  • Nearly 28% are age 65 or older.

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